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  1. Live updates have finished on Monday 10 October 2016

Live Reporting

By Shahid Hussain

All times stated are UK

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  1. Goodbye and five things we learned today

    Shahid Hussain

    BBC Local Live, Leeds

    Thanks for joining us today and we'll be back at 08:00 on Tuesday.

    In the meantime, let's look back at five things we didn't know when we woke up this morning...

    • West Yorkshire police are hunting a pair of robbers who car-jacked a couple in Halifax stealing their VW from Shibden Park. 
    • A campaign group which wants an abandoned railway tunnel near Bradford put back into use is claiming it would cost more to seal it up than to reopen it as a cycleway
    • Bradford has been crowned "curry capital" of Britain for a record breaking sixth year in a row.
    • Drake is going to be playing in Leeds next year
    • The fire in Leeds last Friday was started accidentally say West Yorkshire Fire service
  2. Calm before the storm on the M1 over Ossett

    OK, here's a picture to beat. The M1 never looked so good!

    Thanks to @pinderbird1 for this one. 

    If you want to have your pictures featured here then add #bbcyorkshire to your Instagram pictures and we'll give you high praise and share your beautiful pictures...

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  3. Travel: M62 Accident westbound J28

    BBC Travel

    One lane closed and queuing traffic on M62 eastbound around J28, A650 (Tingley), because of an accident.  

  4. Evening weather: Thundery with showers becoming dry and clear

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Rather cloudy overnight, although there will be some clearer spells at times. Scattered showers continuing, more especially later. A cool northeasterly breeze continuing, especially near the coast.

    Minimum temperature 6C (43F). Moderate Northeast wind. 

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  5. Leeds library building sold to developers

    The old library building in Burley in Leeds has been sold off to developers.

    The building dates back to 1926 and according to the Council documents, an adjacent business has now taken over the building.

    Burley Library
  6. Hip-hop superstar Drake comes to Leeds

    Grammy-Award winning and platinum-selling recording artist Drake is on his way to West Yorkshire!

    The hip-hip superstar has will perform a show at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, Wednesday 8 February.


    Drake has asserted himself as a trailblazer across the creative world, recently becoming the first artist to break 1 billion streams on Apple Music with his latest album ‘Views,’ holding the record for most number one hits on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Chart and selling out arenas around the globe.

    Tickets for this show go on sale 9am Friday 14 October and Drake tweeted out the confirmation earlier today!

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  7. Former World War One site in Leeds will now be protected

    The site of a former First World War munitions factory in Leeds is being given heritage protection. 

    The Barnbow site employed sixteen thousand women at its peak and produced shells. 

    It was also the site of the first significant loss of female civilian workers in England during the war. 

    Today's protection recognises its national importance and role in the war effort. 

    Here's Cathy Killick.

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    Video caption: The Barnbow site employed sixteen thousand women at its peak and produced shells.
  8. 'Curry Olympics' helped Bradford become the curry capital for the 6th year running

    Bradford has been crowned "curry capital" of Britain for a record breaking sixth year in a row. 

    The council's "Visit Bradford" team bagged the accolade, seeing off competition from Manchester, London and Leeds. 

    Tricia Tillotson from Bradford Council helped but the bid together and she told BBC Radio Leeds Gayle Lofthouse how they clinched the title!

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    Video caption: Tricia Tillotson from Bradford Council helped but the bid together
  9. Queensbury tunnel cycleway could cost 'just £2.8m', say campaigners

    Would you fancy cycling between Bradford and Halifax through an old railway tunnel?

    Well campaigners have said that converting the abandoned tunnel into an underground cycleway could cost a tenth of official estimates.

    The 1.4-mile (2.3km) tunnel in West Yorkshire, could be opened for £2.8m, said Queensbury Tunnel Society.

    Highways England has said it could cost £35m to make it safe for future use.

    Queensbury Tunnel
    Image caption: Campaigners fear the tunnel could be sealed and lost as a potential cycling route
  10. Huddersfield A&E campaigners begin protest outside Dept of Health in London

    Our Health Correspondent Jamie Coulson is following Huddersfield A&E campaigners to London today.

    They're due to hand a petition containing tens of thousands of signatures into 10 Downing Street. 

    Under the proposals, the current Huddersfield Royal Infirmary would close to be replaced by a smaller hospital, which would have no casualty unit.

    Those services would be taken care of in Halifax instead.

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  11. Leeds United boss to serve one-match ban

    BBC Sport

    Leeds United first team coach James Beattie has confirmed that head coach Garry Monk will serve a one match touchline ban at Saturday's trip to Derby County

    Monk has accepted the FA's punishment after being sent to the stands during the club's defeat at Bristol City before the international break.

    Garry Monk
  12. Leah Bracknell feels 'blessed' after fans raise £50,000

    BBC Entertainment and Arts

    Former Emmerdale actress Leah Bracknell says she feels "extremely blessed" and has thanked fans for raising £50,000 following her lung cancer diagnosis.

    Leah Bracknell

    The donations, made on a fundraising website, will enable her to travel to Germany for "cutting edge" treatment.

    Bracknell, who played Zoe Tate in the Yorkshire-based ITV soap from 1989 to 2005, was diagnosed five weeks ago.

    She said in a statement: "I really did not expect or feel deserving of such interest and kindness."

  13. Bradford home searched in terror investigation of former glamour model

    Charles Engwell

    Reporter, BBC Radio Leeds

    Security service officials say a house in Bradford was searched as a result of their investigation into a former glamour model who's been arrested on suspicion of terror offences.

    Ex-page three model Kimberley Miners is thought to have gone through questioning on suspicion of possessing terrorist material. 

    She's been released on bail, while the North East Counter Terrorism Unit says a 27-year-old Bradford woman was arrested on Friday.

  14. Major fire in Leeds was started accidentally - Fire service

    A fire which tore through a former printworks in Leeds on Friday was started accidentally, West Yorkshire Fire Service has confirmed.

    About 50 firefighters tackled the incident in Whitehall Road at Lower Wortley and the building was completely destroyed. Four people who were inside got out safely.

    Crews remained there until Saturday afternoon.

    Fire in Leeds
  15. Memory of Leeds WW1 site shouldn't be 'swept away'

    The site of a munitions factory in Leeds where 35 women were killed in an accidental explosion in World War One has been given heritage protection.  

    The blast at the Barnbow Munitions factory at Crossgates, Leeds, happened in a fusing room on 5 December 1916.  

    Now, Historic England has decided the plant should be seen as a national monument.

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  16. Afternoon Weather: Sunny with showers

    Paul Hudson

    Weather presenter, BBC Look North

    Often large amounts of cloud, but also some sunny intervals, along with occasional showers

    Some of these showers will be heavy, with a chance of hail and thunder. Generally breezy and feeling chilly.

    Maximum temperature 12C (54F). Moderate Northeast wind.

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  17. Huddersfield A&E campaigners get backing of local MPs

    Campaigners trying to save the A&E unit in Huddersfield from closure are on their way to Downing Street to make their case. 

    They're armed with a petition signed by tens of thousands of people saying the town's A&E should not be transferred to Halifax.  

    And, it seems they're getting the backing of some of the county's MPs including Colne Valley's Jason McCartney, Dewsbury MP Paula Sherriff and Huddersfield's Barry Sheerman.

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    Doctor Steve Ollerton, chairman of the Huddersfield Clinical Commissioning Group, says this is about improving care for all patients.

    The CCG says a town needs a population of half a million to keep a hospital going, but only 163,000 live in Huddersfield.

  18. Your headlines this lunchtime

    Clive Settle

    Newsreader, BBC Radio Leeds

    The top stories from our Leeds newsroom this lunchtime include:

    • Campaigners trying to save the accident and emergency unit in Huddersfield from closure are on their way to Downing Street to make their case
    • Police believe a body found near woodland in Micklefield is that of a West Yorkshire pensioner who's been missing since August
    • The funeral of one of the world's oldest men, 110-year-old  Karam Chand, is due to take place in Bradford today